Atelier de Recherche d’Emploi, en Français

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Couvrez les éléments essentiels de la rédaction d’un CV et des techniques de recherche d’emploi avec un conseiller en emploi bilingue de Connexion Carrière: Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Saddletowne Library.

Nous avons posé quelques questions à Connexion Carrière avant leur premier atelier de recherche d'emploi en français à la Bibliothèque publique de Calgary.

1.Parallèlement à tous les services en français que vous offrez à Connexion Carrière, nous avons noté que vous avez un babillard d'offres d'emploi. Avez-vous noté une augmentation des offres d'emplois bilingues dernièrement ?

Oui, nous avons constaté un léger accroissement du volume des postes bilingues à Calgary au cours des derniers mois, probablement en ligne avec l'activité générale du marché du travail local. Cependant, il est important de noter que même si parler français est un atout, en particulier dans le secteur du service à la clientèle, avoir un bon niveau d'anglais est primordial pour pouvoir trouver du travail !

2. Comment aidez-vous ceux qui veulent améliorer leurs compétences en anglais?

À Connexion Carrière, nous offrons quotidiennement à nos clients des classes d'anglais axées sur la communication liée à l'emploi. Cela les aide à acquérir les compétences et la confiance nécessaires pour trouver et conserver un emploi. Sinon, nous les référons à des programmes tels que ceux offerts dans le réseau des bibliothèques publiques de Calgary, et nous les encourageons à chercher activement des occasions de pratiquer (Groupes de conversation, activités sociales, volontariat...).

3. Quelle est votre implication avec le nouveau Centre Genesis dans le Nord-est?

Grâce à l'initiative 1000 Voices, les fournisseurs de services francophones ont maintenant l'opportunité de se rapprocher des communautés du Nord-est. Chaque mercredi, un conseiller en emploi de Connexion Carrière est disponible au Centre Genesis pour offrir des services d'aide à la recherche d'emploi, en français. C'est une opportunité fantastique pour les résidents francophones locaux de trouver du soutien dans la langue qu'ils préfèrent.
Additionnellement, nous offrons des ateliers de recherche de emploi. Le prochain sera à la bibliothèque publique au Centre Genesis, et les participants auront l'occasion de couvrir les éléments essentiels de la rédaction de CV et les stratégies de recherche d'emploi avec un conseiller en emploi bilingue.

To register for this program, Register online or call 403-260-2620.

(English version)

We asked Connexion Carrière a few questions prior to their first French language career workshop at the Calgary Public Library: Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Saddletowne Library.

1. Along with the comprehensive career services offered in French at Connexion Carriere, we noticed that you have a job board. Are bilingual positions on the increase in Calgary?

Yes, we have seen a slight increase of bilingual positions in Calgary during the last few months, probably in line with the general activity of the local labour market. However, it is important to notice that even though speaking French is an asset, especially in the customer service industry, having a good level of English skills is really a must for anyone's employability!

2. How do you help those wanting to improve their English skills?

We offer at Connexion Carriere daily English Communication Classes to our clients. This helps them acquire the skills and the confidence necessary to secure and maintain employment. Alternatively, we refer them to programs such as the ones offered in the network of Calgary Public Libraries, and we encourage them to actively look for opportunities to practice (conversation groups, socially, volunteering...).

3. What is your involvement with the new Genesis Centre in the Northeast?

Through the 1000 voices initiative, the Francophone service providers now have a chance to get closer to the Nord-East communities. Every Wednesday, a career coach is available to offer basic employment services, in French, at the Genesis center. This is a fantastic opportunity for local francophone residents to find support in the language they prefer. Additionally, we will be offering employment related workshops. the next one will be at the public library in the Genesis Center, and participants will have a chance to review and exchange on the essentials of CV writing and job search strategies with a bilingual career coach.

To register for this program, Register online or call 403-260-2620. Calgary Public Library also have several free English as a Second Language programs, including the popular Coffee and Conversation and ESL Conversation Clubs. See our online registration guide for more information.

The New and the Next

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Emerging Trends in Career Marketing, Job Search, Networking and Hiring Strategies

Last October, more than 250 career professionals from Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. met in live and virtual events to brainstorm best practices, innovations, trends, new programs, new processes, and other observations that are currently impacting, and projected to impact, global employment, job search, and career management.

As a sponsor of the Brainstorming Day, the Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA) hosted a brainstorming event at the 2011 Calgary Ignite Your Passion conference. Attendees discussed three questions:

  • What is the current situation? (The Now)
  • What is just starting to emerge? (The New)
  • Where are we headed? (The Next).

The answers gathered from all events are contained in the recently released Career Thought Leaders Consortium White Paper. This presentation will summarize the paper with a focus on emerging (The New) and future (The Next) ideas.

Join Sandra Hébert as she discusses these trends on Friday, April 20th from 11:45 to 1:00 on the Third Floor of the Central Library, as part of our continuing series of Lunch and Learn career programs , in conjunction with the Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA).

The New and the Next
Emerging Trends in Career Marketing, Job Search, Networking and Hiring Strategies
Friday, April 20, 2012

11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Third Floor, Central Library

616 Macleod Trail SE

no registration is required

Sandra Hébert is a career development professional with 12 years experience facilitating and designing Alberta Human Services workshops. Sandra is a long-time Career CDAA member and holds the CCDP designation. She is interested in social and multi-media for career marketing and recruitment.